Obituaries

Irma Butler
B: 1928-05-11
D: 2018-02-23
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Butler, Irma
Eric Washington
B: 1966-10-20
D: 2018-02-21
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Washington, Eric
Adrian Revis
B: 1937-01-24
D: 2018-02-20
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Revis, Adrian
Ruth Powell
B: 1931-12-07
D: 2018-02-20
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Powell, Ruth
Yvonne Johns
B: 1943-03-31
D: 2018-02-18
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Johns, Yvonne
Thomas Schillo
B: 1950-12-22
D: 2018-02-17
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Schillo, Thomas
Rose Collinger-Sabatasse
B: 1923-12-16
D: 2018-02-13
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Collinger-Sabatasse, Rose
Leonard Moore
B: 1953-03-12
D: 2018-02-12
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Moore, Leonard
Paul Beyerbach
B: 1943-05-18
D: 2018-02-10
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Beyerbach, Paul
Eugene Wade
B: 1930-10-05
D: 2018-02-10
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Wade, Eugene
Joetta Motte
B: 1940-12-08
D: 2018-02-01
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Motte, Joetta
Betty Scott
B: 1919-05-19
D: 2018-01-28
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Scott, Betty
Paul Scheers
B: 1948-04-24
D: 2018-01-27
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Scheers, Paul
Darla Thomas
B: 1938-11-07
D: 2018-01-23
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Thomas, Darla
John Tarap
B: 1930-01-30
D: 2018-01-18
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Tarap, John
Betty Ann Curtis
B: 1943-03-31
D: 2018-01-17
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Curtis, Betty Ann
John Rapacuk
B: 1939-05-22
D: 2018-01-17
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Rapacuk, John
Paul Broome
B: 1932-01-17
D: 2018-01-11
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Broome, Paul
Dorothy Lonsogni
B: 1930-01-27
D: 2018-01-10
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Lonsogni, Dorothy
Bruno DallaPiazza
B: 1922-09-02
D: 2018-01-07
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DallaPiazza, Bruno
John Marin
B: 1934-09-05
D: 2018-01-06
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Marin, John

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (724) 926-2800 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014